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After I wrote Rise, I realized there was so much more I could do to motivate others to build a bigger future.
I want to blow the roof off your goals by insisting you do something impossible. The only way to change your path is to shock yourself and everyone around you into a bigger vision of who you are.
Want an impossibly BIG future? No excuses. No delays. No quitters. Let’s build something together! From conferences to parenting groups and corporations, my mission is to motivate attendees to build something big.
Video: The French Adventures
Stage: UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
2017 Appearances & Events
The Today Show — Airs Nationwide
January 18th Interviews in the Brookins’ family home. Segment hosted by Kathie Lee and Hoda. Cara Brookins, Hope Brookins, Drew Brookins, Jada Brookins, and Roman Prickett. Watch
January 24th — Hardcover by St. Martin’s Press and audio by Macmillan: Rise, How a House Built a Family. Amazon
Governor's Mansion Leadership Forum — Little Rock, AR
February 24th — This is a private group.
Clinton School of Public Service -Discussion & Signing
February 28, 6:00pm. Family panel moderated. Cara Brookins, Hope Brookins, Drew Brookins, Jada Brookins, and Roman Prickett will answer questions and sign books.
YouTube Documentary Filming — Central AR
March 24th — Air date: TBA.
Hallmark Home and Family - LA filming, Airs Nationwide
April 4th & 5th – Hallmark Channel USA live appearance by Cara in multiple segments. Hope, Drew, Jada, and Roman appearing by Skype. View
Jr. League - Little Rock, AR
April 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm — This is a private group.
Literary Festival — Little Rock, AR
April 29th 2:30pm — Power Houses Panel. A discussion about Rise,
How a House Built a Family.
Oklahoma Writers Federation Keynote — Oklahoma City, OK
May 4-7 — Motivational presentation May 5th. Branding and Publicity presentation May 6th.
River of Life Keynote — Orlando, Florida
May 14 9:00 & 11:00am — Motivational Keynote presentations at two services.
West TX A & M Keynote — Canyon, Texas
June 4th-6th — West Texas Writers Academy Keynote on the 4th at 7:00 pm. Social media presentation on the 6th at 10:00am.
Thrillerfest — New York City, New York
July 11-15th — Thriller Writer’s Conference at the Grand Hyatt. Panel on writer’s procrastination. Book signing.
Talk show Filming — New York City, New York
Aug 28-29th — Show and air date TBA.
ASU-Beebe Guest Lecture 90th Anniversary Celebration
Sept 19th — Searcy, AR. Purchase Tickets Here.
World Woman Summit — Clinton Presidential Library
Sept 29-30th — Presentation about Rise, How a House Built a Family and women in business. Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, AR.
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention — Toronto, Canada
October 11-15th Discussions about writing fiction and Rise, How a House Built a family.Book signing.
National Council of State Housing Agencies — Denver, Colorado
October 15-16th This is a private group.
C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference Keynote — Conway, AR
Nov 3-4th — Keynote, book discussions, book signing.
The DIY Expo — Robstown, TX
**Event Canceled Due to Hurricane Harvey recovery.**
Nov 4-5th — You’ve pinned it & shared it, now it’s time to make it! Discussions about building, rebuilding, and a book signing.
Association of Counties Keynote — Murray, Utah
Nov 16th — This is a private group.
2018 Appearances & Events
“Inspiring, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and occasionally terrifying, this is a story of triumph and of new beginnings. You may find yourself laughing, followed by tears or gasping in horror as this amazing family rise from the ruins of their old lives. A must read!”
“Incredible, incredible story! Well written and riveting! Horrifying the terror this family had to go through, but so amazing how they were able to survive and then thrive. And I was most impressed with the kids’ attitudes during the build! Great job Brookins Family!!”
“I felt as if I was there in the room with her. A majority of the book is on rebuilding their lives, brick by brick. Showing that she has actually overcome the abuse of her past and risen like a phoenix from the ashes. This is a very uplifting read. I highly recommend it!”